Woman crushed to death by Blueline bus

July 20th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old woman was crushed to death by a Blueline bus in Patel Nagar area of the capital, the police said Sunday. The accident took place around 10.30 p.m. Saturday at Baljeet Nagar area, in west Delhi.

“Seema, a resident of Baljeet Nagar, was getting down from a Blueline bus of Route No. 73(plying between Anand Vihar and Hari Nagar) when the driver accelerated the speed, due to which she lost her balance and fell off,” a police official said.

She was crushed under the rear tyres of the bus. She was taken to a hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

The bus driver, Ashok, was arrested and a case was registered against him, the police official added.

Many residents of the area protested the alleged negligence in driving and broke the windowpanes of the bus after the accident.

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